Taxi Service Licence - Queensland


You require this licence to operate a taxi service. You will require a separate taxi service licence to operate each taxi.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility Requirements

You must hold an "Operator Accreditation for Taxi Services"

If you intend to drive the taxi you must hold Driver Authorisation.


This licence will remain in effect for 5 years and may be renewed for successive terms of 5 years. (However, if you request it, the licence may be issued for a shorter period).


Common Fees details for this service in table format.

Type Amount Description
Application $88.70

Taxi Service Licence (exempted taxi)

Application $177.40

Taxi Service Licence (other than exempted taxi)

Application $42.45

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Additional Information

Please note that the number of taxi service licences in each taxi service is controlled.

New taxi service licences are sold by tender.


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Administering agency

Department of Transport and Main Roads

Passenger Transport Integration Branch

Personalised Transport Policy Team

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Customer Service Officer

Phone: 13 23 80
Website: Department of Transport and Main Roads (Opens in new window)